Originally posted on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 7/31/14
Wisconsin has been adding to it’s defensive side of the ball in droves, and on Thursday the Badgers got a third addition to the defensive end position in the form of 3-star Jake Pickard out of Millburn (N.J.) Senior High School. It was the Badgers’ second commitment this week, joining solid 3-star running back Dominic Sheppard as members of the UW class of 2015. With the commitment of Pickard, Wisconsin became the No. 20-ranked class in the country and stayed at the No. 3 spot in the Big Ten for the 2015 class. The one thing Wisconsin has been good at doing in this class is finding hidden gems, but Pickard is hardly that. He held offers from the likes of Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, Illinois, Louisville, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia. In fact, Wisconsin sealed up this commitment rather quickly, offering Pickard earlier in July and getting his verbal pledge just a few weeks later. A feat that is truly impressive considering the heavy hitters in on his...
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